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Author Topic: Sourcing a rackmounted CD Changer that shuffles..  (Read 1987 times)

Rain Jaudon

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Sourcing a rackmounted CD Changer that shuffles..
« on: January 20, 2010, 12:21:22 am »

One that shuffles all discs in the changer.

I have the Tascam 5 CD changers but they shuffle all tracks on disc 1, then it changes to disc 2 and shuffles all tracks on disc 2, etc etc etc.

I need to shuffle randomly thru all 5 discs at once.

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Re: Sourcing a rackmounted CD Changer that shuffles..
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 11:04:47 am »

I don't know of anyone making such a thing because it takes too long to switch discs and the pause between songs would probably be unacceptably long. Also, there is no way for the changer to know how many tracks are on all the discs in it unless it somehow scanned all the discs first. Overall it seems extremely inconvenient when you could just use an iPod or something.
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Re: Sourcing a rackmounted CD Changer that shuffles..
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 04:01:47 pm »

Just get a decent consumer unit and put it in a Mid AT rack mount.
There's not a lot of build quality difference between the 150-200 consumer changers and the 4-500 pro units.

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Re: Sourcing a rackmounted CD Changer that shuffles..
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 01:21:01 am »

Don Boone wrote on Wed, 20 January 2010 16:01

Just get a decent consumer unit and put it in a Mid AT rack mount.
There's not a lot of build quality difference between the 150-200 consumer changers and the 4-500 pro units.

Don


I've got a Sony 300 disk changer that shuffles cross disk and has been in service for a good long while...on a rack shelf.  

To Silas point: I think it randomly picks a disk, and then scans the disk and picks a track.  There is considerable delay as you can imagine.  I wanted the client to use a service like Muzak or XM business but there was nothing on there they liked.  So CD it is...this was installed before you really thought about doing it with a PC...
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Rain Jaudon

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Re: Sourcing a rackmounted CD Changer that shuffles..
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010, 01:53:20 am »

This client of mine has the CD changers from Tascam, ipod dock, and PC input to the system.  But he is insistent that I find him a replacement CD changer that will shuffle all discs at once.

Sounds like Im off to Best Buy or WalMart.
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Re: Sourcing a rackmounted CD Changer that shuffles..
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010, 11:17:59 am »

Rain Jaudon wrote on Thu, 21 January 2010 01:53



Sounds like Im off to Best Buy or WalMart.


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Craig Hauber

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Re: Sourcing a rackmounted CD Changer that shuffles..
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 12:39:01 am »

Denon professional has a rackmount 5-disc that they say does all discs.

http://www.d-mpro.com/users/folder.asp?FolderID=1465

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